Friday, September 26, 2014

Passionfruit Creme Brûlée

I Iove to take a classic dish and add a fresh spin to it to make it more interesting . This time I make creme brûlée but give it a tropical twist by adding passion fruit. Passion fruit is a tropical, exotic fruit that is available at some specialty stores. By adding passion fruit to the creme brûlée, it cuts through the richness and gives it a fresher, slightly tart flavor. Plus this is a dessert that can be made in advance so it's perfect for a dinner party or any occasion.
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
6 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
3 passion fruit, cut in half

Preheat your oven to 325ºF

Pour the heavy cream into a saucepan and scoop the passionfruit pulp and seeds into the heavy cream and heat until it comes to a boil

In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar together then gradually add the heated cream 

Ladle the mixture into 6 (4 oz.) ramekins and place the ramekins in a roasting tray and fill the tray half way with hot water

Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes until it's mostly set but slightly jiggles in the center

Let them cool at room temperature then let them chill in the fridge for a few hours

When ready to serve, sprinkle each creme brûlée with about 1 tsp. of sugar then caramelize the sugar with either a kitchen torch or place it under a hot broiler

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